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Notice given 21 August 2002

574  Senator Ludwig: To ask the Minister for Justice and Customs—

(1) How many Australian Customs Service vessels are currently deployed in: (a) Townsville; (b) Cairns; (c) Darwin; and (d) Broome.

(2) What is each vessel’s size, displacement and crew number.

(3) What are the official stated tasks of these vessels and crews.

(4) Are the crews of these vessels required to perform any duties or tasks normally performed by any other Commonwealth or state departments and agencies; if so: (a) how is the Commonwealth reimbursed for these ‘other duties’; and (b) can the memoranda of understanding outlining these agreements be provided.